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  • According to the popular mythology, the U.S. started the decade as the world's lone hyper-power, beholden to none.

    Paul Fitzgerald and Elizabeth Gould: America's DNA profile has been all over Afghanistan since 1973

  • To fulfill the assignment of a hyper-power Japanese industrialist to manipulate a rival mega-corporation on the verge of becoming a global superpower through its control of energy.

    William Bradley: Does Inception Salvage the Summer Movie Season?

  • So he looks at the U.S. and says the U.S. is a hyper-power in terms of the amount of information that America has from its diplomacy, from its espionage, from its intelligence, from its human intelligence.

    Joseph A. Palermo: WikiLeaks Exposes More Than Documents

  • When it comes to military might, the United States is a hyper-power with no equal.

    Can America Survive?

  • But the unmistakable message of the award is one of the consequences of a period in which the most powerful country in the world, the ‘hyper-power’ as the French have it, became the focus of destabilization and in real if limited ways lawlessness.

    Responses to Obama’s Nobel Prize | clusterflock

  • Of course they're not the end of the world but in the grand scheme of running a hyper-power, this should be the easy stuff.

    "With General Zinni fuming in undiplomatic fashion about the way he was treated..."

  • Our task was to hold fast against the global tide of neo-liberalism, which had proclaimed the end point of mankind's ideological evolution and the final form of government underpinned by the unique dominance of a single hyper-power and the irresistible tide of market liberalisation.

    The end of history is over!

  • On the other hand are those who remain mesmerised by the global ideology that sought to convince us all that the end of Soviet Union signified the end of history; that there is no alternative outside the framework of capitulation to the dictates of global capital backed by a single hyper-power and all pervasive neo-liberal ideology.

    The end of history is over!

  • Ben Wattenberg coined the term 'omnipower' in 1990 and Peregrine Worsthorne used the term 'hyper-power' in 1991.

    The end of history is over!

  • These include transnational corporations controlling trillions of Rand of humanity's wealth, alliances around one 'hyper-power' whose dominance is reminiscent of empires of a bygone era, and cultural domination reflected in trends towards homogenisation of media content and the arts.

    ANC 52nd National Conference 2007


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  • for when the term super-power isn't good enough

    term goes back to early 20th century for vacuum tubes, amplifiers, and hydraulic systems.  Later 20th century for political speak.

    August 10, 2017